Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Transport, are
published separately as Bill 2—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has made the following statement under section
19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill are
compatible with the Convention rights.
The Bill is divided into two volumes. Volume I contains the Clauses to the Bill and
Schedules 1 to 4. Volume 2 contains the remaining Schedules to the Bill (Schedules
5 to 31).
Compulsory acquisition of land
Extinction and exclusion of rights over land
Temporary possession and use of land
Nominated undertaker and other Phase One function-holders
Regeneration and reinstatement
Further high speed rail works
Deposited plans and sections
Miscellaneous and general